Crimes Act 1961

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202C Assault with weapon


Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years who,—


in assaulting any person, uses any thing as a weapon; or


while assaulting any person, has any thing with him or her in circumstances that prima facie show an intention to use it as a weapon.



Section 202C: inserted, on 28 October 1986, by section 5 of the Crimes Amendment Act (No 2) 1986 (1986 No 71).

Section 202C(2): repealed, on 30 June 2002, by section 164(b) of the Sentencing Act 2002 (2002 No 9).